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Can you ID plant called "mespealis"/"mespelus"?

John Black johnblack at aromatrading.co.uk
Sun May 26 05:31:51 EST 1996





In article <31A7986F.614A at ionia.demon.co.uk>, Mike Hardman
<mike at ionia.demon.co.uk> writes
>Shane K. Bernard wrote:
>> 
>> Ran across a reference to a plant called "mespealis" (also spelled
>> "mespelus") in a historical document from the 1860s and cannot figure
>> out what kind of plant this is, nor even the correct spelling.
>> 
>> I believe the fruit of this plant (or tree?) was edible and grew in
>> tropical or subtropical regions (such as Louisiana and Cuba).
>> 
>> Please reply if you have info on this species to:
>> skb8721 at tam2000.tamu.edu
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> SKB
>
>I'd guess - Mespilus - Amelanchier - prob. A. canadensis, though maybe 
>lamarckii.
>I usually hear the name as Snowy Mespilus.
>
>Cheers,
>
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>Mike Hardman , Aldershot, Hampshire, UK.
>International Violet Association, Butterfly Conservation, WWFN, etc...
>Freelance Photographer, Writer, and Computer Consultant.


Further to Mikes reply, also known as A. Ovalis Medikus

johnblack at aromatrading.co.uk
-- 
John Black



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